FORD B700 1978: STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS

Make : FORD Model : B700 Year : 1978
Build Dates : 1978-02-01 - 1978-03-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 78V267000
Date Owner's Notified: 1978-12-14 Date Received by ODI: 1978-12-20 Date Added to Database: 1979-10-12
Manufacturers Involved: Ford Motor Company
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 455
Summary:
      THE FLUID RETURN HOSE INSTALLED BETWEEN THE POWER STEERING RESERVOIR AND PUMP IS SUSCEPTIBLE TO DETERIORATION AND "KINKING". DETERIORATION OF THE HOSE PERMITS PARTICLES TO ENTER THE POWER STEERING FLUID SYSTEM RESTRICTING FLOW. BOTH HOSE DETERIORATION AND KINKING MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF POWER STEERING ASSIST AND INCREASED MANUAL STEERING EFFORTS.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE RETURN HOSE AND MODIFY THE ROUTING OF THE POWER STEERING PRESSURE HOSE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL CLEARANCE FOR THE RETURN HOSE.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SCHOOL BUSES.SYSTEM: STEERING ASSEMBLY; RETURN HOSE.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: SUDDEN LOSS OF POWER STEERING ASSIST COULD LEAD TO LOSSOF VEHICLE CONTROL AND AN ACCIDENT.